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Victory at Sea is a documentary television series  about warfare in general during World War IIand naval warfare in particular, as well as the use of industry in warfare. It was condensed into a film released in Excerpts from the music soundtrack, by Richard Rodgers and Robert Russell Bennettwere re-recorded for record albums.
The original TV broadcasts comprised 26 half-hour segments—Sunday afternoons at 3pm EST in most markets—starting on October 26,  and ending on May 3, The series, which won an Emmy Started Out With Nothin - Seasick Steve - Walkin Man The Best Of in as "best public affairs program", played an important part in establishing historic "compilation" documentaries as a viable television genre.
The project was conceived by Henry Salomon who, while a U. During this period, Salomon learned of the large amounts of film that the warring navies had compiled. His team, composed largely of newsreel veterans, searched naval archives around the world, and received complete cooperation from the U.
Navy, which recognized the publicity value. After the original run, NBC syndicated it to local stations, where it proved successful financially through the mids. NBC also marketed the series overseas; byit had been broadcast in 40 foreign markets. NBC created a feature-length minute motion picture condensation.
The feature-length version was narrated by Alexander Scourby who replaced Leonard Graves, the narrator of the part series. NBC made a distribution deal with United Artists and the film debuted in mid NBC also prepared another, minute, condensation for broadcast, and it debuted on 29 December in a minute evening slot as part of NBC's Project Twenty "Project XX" series, which itself was established in as an offshoot of original Victory at Sea production unit. Salomon also signed Richard Rodgersfresh off several successful Broadway musicalsto compose the musical score.
Rodgers contributed 12 "themes"—short piano compositions a minute or two in length; these may be examined in the Last Train Out Of Los Angeles On The Santa Fe, Los Angeles To San Bernardino - No Artist - Rail Soun Collection at the Library of Congress.
Bennett nonetheless received credit only for arranging the score and conducting NBC Symphony Orchestra members on the soundtrack recording sessions, and many writers still refer erroneously to "Rodgers's thirteen-hour score". The score was a favorite of U. President Richard Nixonand part of it was played at his funeral. Though the original series Victory at Sea is in the public domain because its copyright was never renewed, the copyright on Richard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett / RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra - Victory At Sea Volume 1 original musical score was renewed and thus only the music remains under copyright.
These include both unofficial and official releases. InPeriscope Film released the program as a three-disc Blu-ray set. The Periscope Film release is in true 24p high definition and includes commentary tracks by film historian Peter C. The music soundtrack, originally released as an LP recordhas been remastered and released on compact disc.
The soundtrack has separate copyright limitations pertaining Richard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett / RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra - Victory At Sea Volume 1 the Rodgers and Hammerstein organization. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the television series.
For the naval wargame, see Victory at Sea game. For the band, see Victory at Sea band. For the memorial, see Victory at Sea Memorial. Texas Tech University.
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Still, the German submarine war increases its crescendo thanks to new French bases. Pearl HarborDecember 7, Using Japanese footage, viewers see the planning, execution and, ultimately, the celebration of the country's attack on Pearl Harbor. There also is an explanation provided for Untitled - Algiers - Recycled attack and some peaceful moments depicted among the US sailors before the attack.
Though damaged, the US Navy survives to fight again. This episode was re-broadcast on 7 December —the anniversary of the attack. Anti-submarine warfare— With war now declared by the US, naval forces join to bring convoys of supplies across the Atlantic Ocean to the Allies in England. German U-Boats come through and manage to destroy some of ships along the way. Still, the Americans are resilient.
Japanese victories and the Battle of Midway. But the Americans are victorious, first on the Coral Sea and ultimately on Midway as they manage to bomb and sink four of Japan's aircraft carriers—the same ones that were used for the attack on Pearl Harbor—making the imperial fleet retreat and giving the US an early victory in the Pacific.
GibraltarAllied and enemy fleets, Malta. British forces have the unenviable position of guarding the sea as they escort convoys from Gibraltar to Malta.
Still, they have their relaxing moments, especially the daily mealtimes: Morning cocoa, breakfast, dinner, tea, and supper.
Meanwhile, the German Luftwaffe attacks Malta, but the Maltese remain determined to keep fighting. Their heroism is rewarded when King George VI pays a later visit to the island, reviving their spirits. Essential information is conveyed about how some deaths are caused not just by battle but also by malaria. The number of people dying on both sides is emphasized here as an example of endurance.
Meanwhile, to the tune of Richard Rodgers' most famous march from the series, America's men and materiel are mobilized against the ultimate Richard Rodgers / Robert Russell Bennett / RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra - Victory At Sea Volume 1 that is World War II.
Struggle for the Solomon Islands. This episode refers to the US strategy of surrounding and strangling the Japanese base in the autumn of through invasions of its surrounding islands Bougainville, Rendova. Praise is given to the "Seabees", who made the airfields operational in a brief time, and to observation planes and radar, which helped the US Navy stop Japanese reinforcements and counterattacks. Mediterranean Theater— Mussolini calls the Mediterranean mare nostrum "our sea" and seeks to exploit it.
British and Greek military forces, however, defeat the Italians, forcing the Germans to send the Afrika Korps. But it is the sea battles to control the Mediterranean that is the crux. At issue is who controls the Suez Canal in Egypt.
Eventually, the Allies triumph, and proceeded to destroy the Germans in the desert. The wish is granted as Roosevelt and Churchill in Washington agree on the first invasion of North Africa against General Rommel's forces via Operation Torch, while the Allies also neutralize many of the Axis' Mediterranean Aware (Dub) - Conscious - Unconscious bases.
Eventually, the Germans counterattack, but to no avail. The Allies, meanwhile, nurture their relations with South America and gain a vital base in Ascension Island. Despite sympathy for the Nazis, South American nations rally to the Allies' cause, securing vital bases, forces and resources. War from Murmansk to Alaska. This episode of Victory at Sea explores the battles between the Allies and Germans near the Arctic Circle, and the convoys battling past German-occupied Norway to Russia.
Meanwhile, the Japanese invade Alaska unsuccessfully, and the US Navy again is ordered to guard this vital area amidst the harsh climate and vast vistas. Carrier warfare and the Gilberts and Marshalls. But for all of these, there is a price to pay for victory. The Allies are victorious in New Guinea as they repel the Japanese. They thus bring the fight through a series of "island-hopping" offensives using a new ship—the slow but vital LST.
The price paid is great on both sides, but as Japanese casualties increase in their never-ending losing battle against the Allied onslaught, their homeland only hears news of their victory being broadcast by radio. Japan's people are shown suffering in defeat through a scene of a massive funeral, providing Ruhige, Stille Nacht Aus Der Troubadour - Giancarlo Chiaramello - Popopera Concerto balance of how universal grief truly is.
Sicily and the Italian campaign. While Hitler's Germany begins its decline, Mussolini's Italy falls. Eventually, as Naples and Rome are bombed, the Italians surrender. But there is still a slow campaign Salerno, Cassino, Anzio until victory is achieved by the liberation of Roma, where Romans celebrate freedom waving American flags, and the Pope addressing the audience.
The Allied invasion of Normandy is detailed—from preparation to execution—via vintage footage from both sides. The U-Boats are ascendant, and their triumphs proclaimed in Germany. But the Allies fight back with new bases in countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, new anti-submarine techniques and the new escort, or "jeep", carrier. Thus, the eventual neutralization and destruction of the German U-Boat forces is guaranteed.
Conquest of the Marianas. Guam, a US territory, is invaded by Japanese a few days after Pearl Harbor and remains occupied for two and a half years. The Japanese fleet is destroyed in a classic "turkey shoot".
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